The Freedom in Tech Alliance was founded in 2018 with the ultimate goal of shaping the culture shared by entrepreneurs, founders, and those working in the technology industry in such a way that ensures the maximum benefit to the people around the world.
Keagan Wernicke is an entrepreneur, marketer, and political advocate. He started his entrepreneurial career after unenrolling from college and sold his first company, GroupThreads, an e-commerce platform, in 2017. Keagan currently runs his own digital marketing agency, Moonshot Marketers. As President of FITA, he now advocates for free markets within the technology industry and a culture that respects first amendment principles.
Nick VirdenCo-founderDirector Of Operations
Nick Virden has centered his life around politics, and after graduating from UT Austin, pursued his passion: programming. Nick was a grassroots organizer, coalition builder, and agent of cultural change after rapidly growing Young Americans for Liberty's UT Austin chapter to 150 members and co-organizing events with both Republican & Democrat student groups. Seeing a lack of diversity of political opinion and diminishing respect for liberty in the tech space, he co-founded FITA to employ his expertise to correct the cultural course.
Nick SpillerAustin, TexasChapter Director
Nick has long been a champion of startups and entrepreneurs. He is a co-founder and partner at the Genesis Fund and founded the Longhorn Entrepreneurship Agency. Nick Spiller has built a career in the technology industry and currently helps startups with fundraising as the Investor Relations Associate at Capital Factory. Previously, Nick was a Market Launcher for Favor.